“I think he really understands and has a lot of empathy and a lot more in common with people of different races than most people realize.”
Prince harry and Meghan markle just welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor to the world and that means they’re ready for all the sweet surprises that come with raising a little girl.
During a recent episode of To act, the award-winning director revealed how her knack for Baby Archie went to Prince Harry’s house when she first went to meet him before leading her collaboration with Oprah winfrey, The me you can’t see.
When Oprah invited Porter to meet the prince, it was shortly after he and his wife, Meghan markle had welcomed their firstborn, Archie. When his producer suggested he bring a gift for the new daddy, the documentary maker made a pretty fantastic choice.
“I don’t know what you give a prince, but I thought he had it all and had a baby. So why do we only give gifts to women? We were finishing “The Way I See It” and filming at the African-American Museum of the Smithsonian, ”she explained. “So I went to the gift shop and got it like a red, black, and green jumpsuit and books about brown babies and like, loving yourself.” And so I put this little bundle together.
Upon presenting the gift, his gesture went even better than expected.
“He freaked out. He loved her. He said to me: ‘This is his culture. It’s his past and he just couldn’t get over the gift. He kept pointing it out, ”Porter said.
“Prince Harry seems to me very curious and very respectful and I think that despite being from where he is from, he also feels a bit like an outsider. And so I think he really understands and has a lot of empathy and a lot more in common with people of different races than most people realize.
She also explained how involved he and Oprah are with the Apple TV + series which features real people and superstars discussing their experiences with mental health.
“We would have a meeting with Prince Harry every two weeks. We were talking about the topics, we were talking about how we were going to approach the stories. We were talking about the mix of stories and the range of conditions, ”she explained.
“The other thing was the team that Oprah put together. We had a team of advisers, experts of different races, nationalities and genders from all over the world. We had story producers who were an inclusive community reaching out and looking for different stories, and then we had a group of directors of different races and genres, ”she continued.
“The icing on the cake is the openness of Oprah and Prince Harry. I know they enjoyed the openness of all of our topics and neither of them crossed their minds. the other of not being as open and sharing as much as we asked everyone and they did.
“I think they were more worried about being focused on them because they are so well known and so it was more their reluctance than sharing personal things. They didn’t hold back.
The me you can’t see now sweeping through Apple TV + and its latest documentary, Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer hits NatGeo on June 18.
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